Blossoming confidence aged 7 years 4 months

Blossoming confidence aged 7 years 4 months

Monkey has gone back to school today, and although at times he has driven me mad, in general he’s been a pleasure to spend time with.  It’s been wonderful to watch his blossoming confidence aged 7 years 4 months, this April. From trying new experiences in London, and coping with staying… Continue reading »

New highs in October

New highs in October

As I look ahead to Monkey turning 7 next month, I’m reminded of some new highs in October.  My lovely, timid child is changing in so many ways, slowly coming out of his shell and joining in with activities.  Towards the end of last month we celebrated Daddy P’s birthday… Continue reading »

Joining in with Sports Day

Project 366 2016 Week 25-26

You might have read my post yesterday, it’s fair to say that Sports Day is not a date on the calendar that’s looked forward to with any great fondness.  Monkey doesn’t like it, in fact that’s quite an understatement.  Joining in with Sports Day just doesn’t happen here. We woke… Continue reading »

Roller coasters and suspension bridges

Roller coasters and suspension bridges

Sometimes life seems like one long roller coaster ride, with so many highs and a few lows along the way.  Our recent holiday was a real high point, we made lots of memories and saw Monkey’s confidence take another step forward.  The last few weeks has been all about roller coasters… Continue reading »

Pedaling to confidence

Pedaling to confidence

As many of you know Monkey takes his time with everything and learning to pedal was a prime example. Over last summer he reverted back to his scooter and as we’ve had to upgrade that, I was worried that Monkey would soon outgrow his bike without having said goodbye to… Continue reading »

Self Belief Award

Self Belief Award

My son excelled himself last Wednesday.  He really showed that he can surprise even himself.  He won a Self Belief Award and I could not be any prouder of him right now. Monkey doesn’t like sports.  He appears to be taking after Daddy P, rather than me and my side… Continue reading »

Confidence in Company

Confidence in Company

Every day seems to bring a new change in Monkey at the moment.  The last few months have really seen Monkey find his feet in all sorts of areas.  It’s been a joy to watch, and I’ve felt immensely proud of my little boy as he’s faced challenges and adapted… Continue reading »

Monkey’s growing confidence

Monkey's growing confidence

My son is never-ceasing to amaze me at the moment.  I’ve seen so many changes in him over the last few weeks, it’s been truly wonderful to witness Monkey’s growing confidence. I helped at out school for the first time a couple of weeks ago, I made bread with two groups… Continue reading »

Monkey gets an Award

Now you are 6

I could not be any prouder of Monkey right now.  He’s coped with the move to Year One so much better than I could ever have hoped for.  Yes, he had a few wobbles along the way, and I still get ‘I don’t want to go to school’ every morning…. Continue reading »

Coombe Mill Magic

Coombe Mill Magic

I’ve longed to take Monkey to Coombe Mill in Cornwall ever since I discovered the Country Kids linky 2 years ago when I first started blogging.  I just knew that he would love it.  Last year, following a conversation with Iona at Redpeffer I saved some pennies and booked for… Continue reading »